fran silvestre constructs reflective aluminum house in spain
photo by diego opazo
all images courtesy of fran silvestre arquitectos

 

 

 

spanish design office fran silvestre arquitectos have crafted a house in madrid which simultaneously contrasts and blends with its immediate environment. the moderate proportions and planar nature of ‘aluminum house’ allows the design to unobtrusively occupy the site, which is surrounded by tall trees. clad in highly reflective aluminum, the façade merges with its backdrop, becoming part of the natural landscape.

 

 

fran silvestre constructs reflective aluminum house in spain
the moderate proportions and scale of the dwelling allows the design to unobtrusively occupy the site
photo by diego opazo

 

 

 

the ground floor of the project emerges organically from the stone slab, while the upper level is oriented north/south, providing private shaded terraces unseen by neighboring properties. internally, an efficient use of space ensures a compact and accessible program. rooms are connected with a staircase and central atrium which rises through the core of the building, allowing views from the house to open towards the garden at the rear.

 

 

fran silvestre constructs reflective aluminum house in spain
open plan living accommodation at ground level
photo by diego opazo

 

 

fran silvestre constructs reflective aluminum house in spain
a central atrium brings natural light into the heart of the building
photo by diego opazo

 

 

fran silvestre constructs reflective aluminum house in spain
spacious bedrooms are situated at the upper level
photo by diego opazo

 

 

project info:

 

location: madrid, spain
site area: 1,770 sqm (19,052 sqf)
built area: 958 sqm (10,312 sqf)
cost: €3,400,000

 

project team: fran silvestre (principal in charge), jordi martínez (principal in charge), maría josé sáez (principal in charge), fran ayala (collaborator architect), ángel fito (collaborator architect)
structural engineer: david gallardo, UPV
project manager: orencio peña (serconex)
building engineer: zacarias gonzalez (serconex)
interior design: alfaro hofmann

 

graphic design & communication: adrián mora (architect)
collaborators: maria masià (architect), adrián mora (architect), carlos gallardo (architect)